What is Mental Health Awareness week?
May 14th marked the start of this year’s MentalHealth Awareness Week, with events up and down the country in place to bring to light the serious problem the UK population experience with Mental health and how we can deal with it. Since 2000 the Mental Health Foundation has become incredibly successful in raising awareness of mental health and removing the stigma of talking about it. What is the theme this year?
This year the MHF are highlighting the effect stress has on our mental health, and how we as a population should support whether it is at home or in the workplace.
Keeping with this year’s theme of stress, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) surveyed more than 4,500 people regarding stress in their workplace. The research found that across all generation just 14 per cent of people were comfortable to speak to their manager about their stress levels.
How do I get involved this year?
Whether you want to fundraise, donate or spread awareness The Mental Health Foundation provide a range of ideas of how you can get involved this year here.When it comes to supporting Mental Health there really are no restrictions, from MHF’s very own ‘Curry & Chaat’ fundraiser to creating an event of your own, the only objective is to support friends and family with mental health.